For a long time, Yahoo’s fortunes have dwindled, with lots of wondering what will become of the 90s Internet giant. Now, it’s official: the company is being sold to Verizon for $4.8 billion. Yahoo plans to sell Verizon most of its famous assets, such as its web services (finances, a web portal, etc.), Flickr, Tumblr, and even the company’s name/logo.
Creative Commons photos are quite useful for websites and bloggers, but do require attribution for their creators to be included. This includes the photos offered on services such as Flickr. The Creative Commons wiki recommends photo attribution includes the following information: Title of the photo Author of the photo Source of the photo, preferably as a link to … Read more
Yahoo, the owners of photo hosting site Flickr, has announced it’s bringing back Flickr Pro subscriptions. A few years ago, Flickr was revamped, with accounts gaining 1TB of photo storage space for free. No new Pro accounts were allowed; existing Pro users could keep paying for Pro. In exchange, they’d get… the ads removed. Needless to … Read more
Earlier this week was “World Backup Day,” a day that we were supposed to think about how we backup our computers’ data. Of course, one shouldn’t need a special day just for that, as it’s an ongoing concern. Case in point: I needed to reinstall OS X last week on my Mac Mini, and that … Read more
Flickr’s announced it’s now allowing users to select public domain licensing for their photos, as part of their existing Creative Commons licenses. While Flickr’s long been one of the biggest and most enthusiastic photo sharing sites to offer Creative Commons photos, the lack of CC’s public domain option has been one of the more noticeable omissions. One … Read more
Apparently it’s been longer than I thought: one of the first big Web companies, Yahoo, turns 20 years old today. A lot’s changed since 1995 for the Internet… and Yahoo’s changed as well. The company started off as the search engine of choice for the mid-to-late 90s, competing with AltaVista and Ask Jeeves. Yahoo offering … Read more
As you’ve noticed, I make use of a lot of photos for my blog posts. While some of these are pictures or screenshots of things like TV shows, movies, or comics, others are photographs I use as a way to illustrate a blog post, such as the one I wrote about Radio Shack going under. … Read more
Yes, it’s true. One of the long-time mainstays of Microsoft Office, the stock clip art, is going the way of Clippy. Microsoft’s dropping support for clip art in Office, arguing that nobody’s using it anymore, and the images included were outdated. Its replacement? Built-in use of Bing to search for images filtered for Creative Commons licenses. Microsoft’s … Read more